BROKEN BOW–Govier Brothers Mortuary, Arnold Funeral Home, and Mullen Funeral Home are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Nebraska, Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and they are following guidelines from these agencies, local, and state health departments.
“We sincerely encourage each person to make your decision whether to attend a service, viewing or visitation based on the best interest of your health and that of your community,” a press release stated.
- Govier Brothers Mortuary/Arnold Funeral Home/Mullen Funeral Home will comply with the CDC and the State of Nebraska.
- Recommendation limiting gatherings to 10 people or less.
- Visitors are asked to use sanitizing supplies (e.g., hand sanitizer) provided in the public areas.
- Visitors are asked to implement and observe social distancing measures and maintain personal hygiene.
- Eye contact, loving words, and a warm smile can be as meaningful as a traditional handshake or hug.
- Visitors who have recently traveled out of the country are asked to forgo the viewing, visitation and/or service.
- Visitors who live with someone exhibiting symptoms or who are exhibiting symptoms themselves are asked to forgo the visitation, viewing, or service.
- Symptoms include:
- Shortness of Breath
Visitors who are at high risk, such as vulnerable seniors or those with significant underlying conditions, are asked to forgo the visitation, viewing, or service.
- All visitors are asked to generally minimize person-to-person contact, practice good hygiene, and minimize touching commonly contacted surfaces.